With all the rotten weather of late it was great to see the sun this morning and I headed down the old parish with high hopes. However, it turned out to be fairly quiet all in all. Freeman’s Pool did have up to 8 Little Grebe, also a few Grey Heron on the island. The track was also quiet, while above me were plenty of Swallow and House Martin which didn’t seem to be going far. On the marsh a couple of Little Egrets were feeding, the Canada Geese numbers are now almost 200 and Greylag on the increase. Plenty of Black-headed gulls around numbering 1200 at least. In the trees by sewage works the Chiffchaffs are still out in force along with Long-tailed tits. On a fence post a Buzzard snoozed and a pair of ravens hung around the pylons.
The news re Freeman’s Wood looks positive at the moment see opposite.
Mile Long lane hit the headlines, Lancaster Guardian reporting the track being used as a rat run by various cars, hardly news it’s been going on for years! Explains the quashed hedgehog and frogs!